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Norman in the running to take over US Tour event

A tight-lipped Greg Norman is negotiating to run a tournament on the US PGA Tour.

However, it won't be easy for The Shark to assume control of an official money US PGA Tour event, as the American tour is thriving.

Norman's company, Great White Shark Enterprises, already runs the Shark Shootout, a US PGA Tour-sanctioned event held in November but it's an unofficial money, hit-and-giggle affair.

"We've got a few irons in the fire," he told AAP.

"We're speaking to people who have come to us expressing interest. Stay tuned. Things will happen."

Asked whether he wanted to run tournaments to make money, or because it's something he enjoys, he said: "Both. It's a business obviously but I've enjoyed the Shark Shootout, giving a lot of money back to charity."

PGA Tour public relations chief Bob Combs dismissed the possibility of Norman's company running an official money event as "speculation".

Combs said that the tour's schedule was full, and that there was no room for a new tournament.

However, he admitted it might be possible for Norman's company to take over an existing tournament.

 

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